In a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 photo, Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, left, prepares to address the media in Mesa, Ariz. after losing his recall election bid, as Maricopa County

 

              In a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 photo, Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, left, prepares to address the media in Mesa, Ariz. after losing his recall election bid, as Maricopa County
In a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 photo, Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, left, prepares to address the media in Mesa, Ariz. after losing his recall election bid, as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpiao, right, stands by his side. The ex-legislator who championed Arizona’s illegal immigration law says he has no regrets but that he’d like voters to give him a second chance. Ousted in a November 2011 recall election in which the immigration issue was a major focus, Russell Pearce is now running to return to the Arizona Legislature, where he was Senate president when ousted. Pearce faces what appears to be an uphill climb as he faces prominent businessman Bob Worsley in the Aug. 28 Republican primary for the state Senate seat for a redrawn district in suburban Mesa. (AP Photo/Matt York)